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Organization:

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Job:

General Manager, Tottenham Hotspur Women

Location:

Enfield, England, United Kingdom (On-site)

Published:

28-07-2022

Deadline/Expiry date:

19-08-2022

About the job 

Founded in 1882, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English Premier League Club, based in North London, with a global following of millions.

Led by the late great Bill Nicholson, the Club became the first in England to win the League and FA Cup Double in 1961, and the first in the UK to win a European Trophy two years later. Spurs has since been home to some of the game’s great entertainers, including Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola, Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane.

In April 2019, the Club opened an iconic new stadium that sits at the heart of a £1billion sport-led regeneration of North Tottenham. The stadium is the largest football club stadium in London and is a multi-use venue with the ability to host a variety of events 365 days a year, including NFL, boxing, rugby, concerts and other major events, plus visitor attractions including Stadium Tours and the Dare Skywalk.

The stadium development scheme has to date created more than 4,000 new jobs for local people, with circa £300m pumped into the local economy each year.

 

Tottenham Hotspur has: 

  • A clear strategy to develop talent from within its Academy, showcased by a strong track record of Academy players graduating to the first-team squad.
  • A £100m state-of-the-art Training Centre that supports the Club’s ambition to attract, develop and retain the best talent.
  • Commercial partnerships with globally-recognised brands including AIA Group Limited (AIA), one of the world's leading providers of life insurance services, and Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company
  • A commitment to minimizing its environmental impact across Club operations, being named as the greenest in the Premier League for the past three years. Tottenham Hotspur is a signatory of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, committing to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and become net zero carbon by 2040
  • An award-winning Foundation that is renowned for creating opportunities to help enhance the lives of people in its local community through education, employment, health and social inclusion programmes

 

The women’s team (THWFC) is professional and competes in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and The FA Cup. The Club also operates a talent pathway for female players aged 8-21yrs.

The Club operates out of multiple sites, including the Training Centre in Enfield where all Women’s First Team training and coaching activities occur.

The position will involve working irregular hours (e.g. evenings / Saturdays / Sundays / Bank Holidays)

Safeguarding is fundamental to the success in all that we do. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS check with child’s barred list.

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club welcomes applications from anyone regardless of age, disability, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to oversee the management of the Women’s First Team including its personnel, operations and professional day-to-day management.

The successful candidate will be a brilliant people manager, with excellent understanding and experience navigating and applying the rules and regulations of football within the Women’s game.

The position will involve a regular presence at First Team home and away matches so candidates should be willing and able to travel, work over weekends, evenings and/or Bank Holidays.

 

Key Responsibilities 

ADMINISTRATION AND COMPLIANCE
  • Manage compliance with the WSL licence, in line with The FA’s Rules and Regulations and the Competition Rules
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of relevant rules and practices
  • Ensure the Club adheres to UK immigration requirements and other applicable statutory regulation
  • Oversee the administration of player registrations, administration and other associated work
  • Arrange, administer and monitor players’ contracts
  • Track loans and other relevant player related information
  • Responsibility for fixture planning and subsequent management to deliver against the Club’s plan for fixtures and events, and match day delivery.
  • Management and monitoring of the financial regulation scheme in place for the League Competitions.
  • Oversee and ensure the facilitation of whereabouts and other anti-doping compliance
  • Ensure the Club adheres to The FA standards for safeguarding

 

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

  • Manage budgets and financial trackers.
  • Be a consistent contact to The FA for all League Competition business and meetings, in particular: commercial, finance, broadcast, facility and fixture related issues.
  • Attend meetings for League Competitions arranged by The FA.
  • Lead, manage, develop, and motivate the non-technical functions within the women’s First Team to recognise and understand what ‘best practice’ is in cross functional practices and protocols, improving the effectiveness and contribution of each of the departments
  • Oversee the efficient delivery of all matchday administration, including match official appointments, team sheets
  • Implement and embed processes and practices that are clear and effective and are delivered consistently to a high standard

 

MATCHDAY OPERATIONS

  • Accompany the First Team to all fixtures
  • Ensure the effective delivery pre-season tours and matches

 

Personal Attributes

  • Thinks ahead, generates innovative ideas
  • Values & respects others, builds relationships, collaborates
  • Gets things done, delivers to highest of standards, takes responsibility
  • Track record of credible leadership, success and a winning attitude (high work commitment, change champion, self-management)
  • Prior experience managing, developing and motivating people
  • Proven ability to build close relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver solutions
  • Evidence of managing political sensitivity, ability to operate effectively in a fast-moving environment whilst remaining calm under pressure
  • Established reputation as a self-starter with a strong “can do” attitude, prepared to get things done and manage teams effectively

  

Skills & Experience  

  • Sound experience of working within elite sports environments and understanding of its complexities;
  • Leadership and team building skills with proven track record of achievement;
  • Previous governance, compliance and business administration experience;
  • Experience of commercial/business management, ideally within a professional sport related environment;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build meaningful relationships;
  • A clear sense of purpose to drive action and inspire innovation amongst staff.
  • Aware of diversity and equality challenges in football;
  • Empathy and commitment to the long-term development of the game;
  • Track record of consistent high performance in a professional environment;
  • Strong existing relationships within the women’s football pyramid in England;
  • Strong IT and project management skills;
  • Ability to work flexibly, including weekends and independent travel;

 

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